Is that to be the class or the name? If it’s to be the name, that alone will make it target #1 for any enemy of the Crown to attack and sink.
I would be more worried about the name they are going to give the second carrier: HMS Prince of Wales.
And she's not the first.
Interestingly, the WWII Queen Elizabeth spent a couple of years sitting on the bottom of Alexandria Harbor. She and her sister ship, the Valiant, were both sunk at dockside by Italian frogmen.
But, since the harbor bottom was only a couple of feet below her keel, her condition wasn't readily apparent. The British set about repairing the two ships where they lay...and the Italians never realized the attack had been successful.
Will be both the class and name. Second in class will be called Prince of Wales, probably.
Some voices (though not heard it said for a while) want the name ‘Ark Royal’ to be reprised for the 2nd in class, instead of PoW. PoW himself said a bit ago he wasn’t averse to the idea...
There should have been a HMS QE in the 60’s but the project was cancelled.
Personally, I’m a sucker for the classical names, like HMS Indefatigable (just post WWII).
A CV class names from UK ‘Overseas Territories’ would have been nice too, throwing in names like HMS Gibraltar, Falkland, Akrotiri or Ascension.
Who cares? Its an aircraft carrier. It would be the target #1 anyway.